A good coach can help you get clearer about your goals and dreams, and what you’re capable of doing in order to achieve them. A good coach can also be a powerfully useful support system on your journey, someone who wants the best for you, but is a neutral third party.
Coaching focusses on the position clients are now and the steps they are willing to take to get where they want to be in the future, recognising that results are a matter of the client’s intentions, choices and actions. Coaches offer their clients a supportive and motivating environment to explore what they want in life and how they might achieve their aspirations and fulfil their needs.
A coach helps the client to set a goal, to find the best way to achieve the goal and to help reveal the hidden inner potential in a person.
By assisting the client in committing to action and by listening to their experiences, coaching allows the individual the personal space and support they need to grow and develop.
Coaching is not telling people what to do, but giving them a chance to examine what they are doing.
Research into positive psychology, including emotional intelligence, and how the brain works, has given us great insights into the ways we can support a human being to grow, to realise their potential and to create positive outcomes in their own lives. We now understand that by increasing our emotional awareness, deepening our thinking about our own thinking and focusing on what is serving us well by, utilising our strengths and interests, we can influence and even choose a better future.
From this research, coaches have a strong base to support their clients to heighten their awareness of themselves. Observing or noticing the way the client thinks; their habits; their emotional responses (or lack of); acknowledging the clients’ own strengths and interests; and the dispositions they are applying to their lives that are serving them well; and those that are not serving them currently. The coach actively and empathetically listens, providing constructive feedback and uses powerful questions to co-create awareness with the client (social constructivist theory.) The coach holds true to the belief that the client already has the innate power and potential to solve their own problem and realise their own desires.
HIRING A COACH OR A MENTOR CAN MAKE A SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE TO YOUR PERFORMANCE. NO DOUBT ABOUT IT.
I would definitely not be in the position I am today, without the support of the many coaches and mentors I have invested in, for both personal and professional development. A great coach will help you to ‘Maximise Your Potential’!
The great benefit of coaching is that you are very likely to see quick, positive results as an outcome. This is because coaching is participative and people tend to learn and adopt new habits more easily when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
The process is entirely devoted to you – your issues and the attainment of your new behaviour goals.
By constantly doing better you practice good habits and the more you practice – the more natural it becomes to automatically change and improve your behaviours.
The benefits of coaching include:
- Develop a deeper self-awareness
- Opening your eyes to your limitless potential
- Increased confidence
- Greater ownership and responsibility
- Increased openness to personal learning and development
- Increased ability to identify solutions
- Increased productivity – improvement in individual’s performance, targets and goals
- A sense of empowerment, achievement and success
- Improvement of specific skills or behaviour
“The coach is the expert in the process, the client is the expert in the content”
The coaches’ role is to be an expert in the process of coaching – allowing the client to flow in and out of their own story. Acting as a guide the coach invites discovery. Supporting and empowering the client to bring their thoughts to a conscious level. The coach then supports the client to deepen and clarify their understanding of themselves. Growing an emerging understanding of their own individual thinking and behaviour that acknowledges the clients’ context and life experiences (Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model.) This holistic view of the individual creates relevance and motivation for the client as it acknowledges our basic human need to be ‘seen and heard.’ (attachment theory)
The coach marries together the art and the science by harnessing the power of the clients’ mind, utilising the clients thinking and learning style to focus their thoughts, identify their core values – bringing the unconscious ‘why’ of the clients thinking to a conscious level. Once thinking is at a conscious level a person is able to make choices and decisions about this thinking. This helps a client understand their personal way of generating solutions (meta-cognition).
Inside this holistic coaching conversation is meaningful learning that allows the client to align their actions with their thinking (creating clarity) so they can move boldly forward. The client is pro-active in identifying possibilities, creating their own fulfilling solutions, goals, and actions. Leading their own learning and creating the future they desire.
In summary, professional coaching has a powerful ability to enhance human potential because it entails a mix of science and human learning and behaviours. It promotes self-awareness, acknowledges the clients’ situation, optimises the power of the human brain and empowers the client to develop thinking and solutions that they are connected with, personally.
Coaching is a journey, not a destination.
Like anything new, working with a coach can appear to be challenging and even a little scary at times. But if you’re brave, committed and curious, you’ll find your coaching relationship can be a powerful catalyst to becoming the person you most want to be.
You don’t have to feel ready or confident (that is part of the coaching process, to get you there) you just have to have the desire, and we build the rest together.
Coaching you to help you achieve your dreams, not only builds a structure that allows you to make money AND have freedom, it provides the framework to have you showing up as the best and most aligned version of you for YOU.
We want to explore your REAL message, to have you creating from a place of real passion and flow, to attract what you want in your life. Changing one area of your life ALWAYS impacts on other areas – so it definitely is an investment in you. CREATE THE LIFE YOU LOVE.
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